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California looks for a new generation of culturally sensitive health care workers
Sacramento Bee

At 18, Tria Vue already has a world of experience in health care. For her Hmong parents, she’s been translator, prescription drug dispenser, navigator, patient advocate and cultural broker. After years of this, Vue has come to see the fallacy of Western medicine: the doctor-knows-best premise. “When I heard about this new idea of patient-centered care, I got so excited,” said Vue, a sophomore at California State University, Sacramento. “I was surprised to learn there’s people in the health care field who care about patients.”